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16th Feb '18 9:33:46 PM Jayalaw
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''The Result''': Lois then tortures the boys for hours, tossing away their toys, making them spin around, and threatening to smash their TV, until one of them confesses. This takes up the whole night. [[spoiler:Hal deservedly gets stood up because]] Lois is busy and she forgets all about Hal at the restaurant, and he can't get through to the home line because the boys are calling their brother Francis for help. It's implied that he will get busted when he gets home and Lois has taken the boys out to dinner because Francis convinces her to let the affair go, since he then does the same to a couch cushion and this time the boys do have an alibi.
** Meanwhile, there is Lois, and Francis. Lois is convinced the boys did the deed. Francis in the meantime has no context. His little brothers have called him for help because they don't know how to handle their mother in this rage.\\

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''The '''The Result''': Lois then tortures the boys for hours, tossing away their toys, making them spin around, and threatening to smash their TV, until one of them confesses. This takes up the whole night. [[spoiler:Hal deservedly gets stood up because]] Lois is busy and she forgets all about Hal at the restaurant, and he can't get through to the home line because the boys are calling their brother Francis for help. It's implied that he will get busted when he gets home and Lois has taken the boys out to dinner because Francis convinces her to let the affair go, since he then does the same to a couch cushion and this time the boys do have an alibi.
** *** Meanwhile, there is Lois, and Francis. Lois is convinced the boys did the deed. Francis in the meantime has no context. His little brothers have called him for help because they don't know how to handle their mother in this rage.\\
16th Feb '18 9:33:25 PM Jayalaw
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** "Red Dress"
*** It's Hal and Lois's anniversary night. Lois is excited about this new red dress she's going to wear to their celebratory dinner, at a restaurant that serves good lobster. At some point off-screen [[spoiler:Hal]] burns it by accident [[spoiler:while lighting cigars.]]\\
'''You'd Expect''': [[spoiler:Hal]] to have confessed to Lois what happened. Yes, she would have read him the riot act and it would have possibly ruined their dinner, but at least she would know who burned the dress and known it was an accident. Also then they could figure out a plan B.\\
'''Instead''': [[spoiler:Hal]] leaves the dress in the toilet, implying that he tried to flush it, and goes to the restaurant without telling anyone about it. Lois of course finds it right when she's getting ready, and she blames her sons, who have no alibi apart from wrapping a picture frame.\\
''The Result''': Lois then tortures the boys for hours, tossing away their toys, making them spin around, and threatening to smash their TV, until one of them confesses. This takes up the whole night. [[spoiler:Hal deservedly gets stood up because]] Lois is busy and she forgets all about Hal at the restaurant, and he can't get through to the home line because the boys are calling their brother Francis for help. It's implied that he will get busted when he gets home and Lois has taken the boys out to dinner because Francis convinces her to let the affair go, since he then does the same to a couch cushion and this time the boys do have an alibi.
** Meanwhile, there is Lois, and Francis. Lois is convinced the boys did the deed. Francis in the meantime has no context. His little brothers have called him for help because they don't know how to handle their mother in this rage.\\
'''You'd Expect''': He would ask the boys ''if'' they did the deed and start from there. Then he could figure out if they have an alibi, and if they didn't do it, then they should call [[spoiler:their]] dad because he was the only other person in the house.\\
'''Instead''': He says that if Lois thinks they're guilty, then they're all guilty together, and not to rat each other out or confess. Then he coaches them through the torture sessions, and only helps them out when Lois grabs the home phone and accuses him of "undermining my authority". It's only Francis pointing out that Lois is spending her anniversary obsessing over a dress that the boys are spared from further agony.
** "Shame": A tall seven-year old named Kevin has just transferred to Malcolm's school. He's also established as a bully, who mocks the twelve-year old Malcolm by repeating everything he says. Malcolm tends to respond by snarking back, though he's annoyed when Kevin cuts in front of him on school pizza day and takes the last two slices.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Kevin to have learned not to pick on someone who is older than him, and who is Reese's little sibling. It's later known that Reese's bullying keeps the school in balance, and Malcolm has grown up grappling with all three of his brothers.\\
'''Instead''': Kevin approaches Malcolm and starts mocking him about getting goulash instead of leaving him alone.\\
'''The Result''': Malcolm hits his RageBreakingPoint and pounds Kevin to a pulp, using the pizza as a weapon. No one defends Kevin from the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown, and he ends up traumatized since it was also his birthday. It says something that no one watching the fight, not even the lunch ladies, breaks them up, and when Malcolm expects his parents to punish him for fighting at school, they let him off the hook. Lois and Hal all but admit the little rotter deserved it, especially when Kevin's fifteen-year old "father" (more likely his brother) taunts Hal while demanding an apology for Kevin. When Malcolm confesses to his mother that he can't shake off the guilt about having beaten up a seven-year old, she tells him [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre he's not a bad person]] because his conscience is always watching him and he knows right from wrong. It's implied that after this episode Kevin knocks it off, and Reese would have done much worse to him if Kevin had taunted Reese similarly.
8th Feb '18 4:47:34 PM Gitman
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'''Instead''': Doran opts for {{Forgiveness}} and negotiates with Jaime to let [[spoiler:Myrcella travel with her betrothed, Tristan Martelll, and tries to give Ellaria a second chance. She murders Myrcella with poisonous lipstick, then murders Doran and Tristan to take control of their kingdom. As of season seven, Ellaria's sole Lannister casualty is Myrcella, whose death only makes Cersei ''more'' dangerous.]]

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'''Instead''': Doran opts for {{Forgiveness}} and negotiates with Jaime to let [[spoiler:Myrcella travel with her betrothed, Tristan Martelll, Trystane Martell, and tries to give Ellaria a second chance. She murders Myrcella with poisonous lipstick, then murders Doran and Tristan Trystane to take control of their kingdom. As of season seven, Ellaria's sole Lannister casualty is Myrcella, whose death only makes Cersei ''more'' dangerous.]]


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* ''Series/ThePunisher'': Madani and her DHS team have been ambushed by a mysterious, highly trained mercenary unit. The DHS team suffers heavy losses, but kills most of them. Sam manages to get the drop on the last one and has him on his knees with his hands behind his head.\\
'''You'd expect:''' Sam, who is no rookie, 1) has him lie face down on the ground with his arms and legs spread, 2) stays a safe distance away with his weapon trained on the merc, and 3) waits for backup. This is standard procedure for disarming an armed and dangerous foe, in any law enforcement agency in the world. Precisely to avoid what happens next.\\
'''Instead:''' Sam approaches him and attempts to disarm and unmask him by himself. It turns out to be Billy Russo, who dispatches Sam with his hidden [[BladeBelowTheShoulder]] as soon as he gets close enough.
24th Jan '18 11:54:24 AM dmcreif
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'''Instead''': She continues to wail about how "he loves her" and proceeds to take the fall (or cover up) for a guy who is usually only with her for sex, money, or to let her take the blame and frankly treats her like garbage.
*** Unfortunately, abusive relationships [[TruthInTelevision often work like that]].

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'''Instead''': She continues to wail about how "he loves her" and proceeds to take the fall (or cover up) for a guy who is usually only with her for sex, money, or to let her take the blame and frankly treats her like garbage.
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garbage. Unfortunately, a lot of abusive relationships [[TruthInTelevision often work like that]]. that]].
23rd Jan '18 4:56:42 PM Jayalaw
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23rd Jan '18 4:52:04 PM Jayalaw
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': In "Preggers", Finn's strongly Christian girlfriend, the president of the school's Celibacy Club, informs him that she's pregnant thanks to an incident involving his little problem with extremely premature ejaculation and a hot tub (while they were both fully clothed).\\

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
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In "Preggers", Finn's strongly Christian girlfriend, the president of the school's Celibacy Club, informs him that she's pregnant thanks to an incident involving his little problem with extremely premature ejaculation and a hot tub (while they were both fully clothed).\\


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** Jesse St. James has messed up badly. When he transferred from Vocal Adrenaline to New Directions and then back, he started and horribly ended a relationship with Rachel Berry, who truly loved him, under the pressure of his classmates and former coach Shelby Corcoran. When he graduates and is away from the toxic influence of his friends, he realizes that he wants to win Rachel back and truly regrets that his last act towards her was to lure her into a trap and egg her. New Directions as a whole team views Jesse as a quisling all but tell him ThissUnforgivable, not helped by Vocal Adrenaline winning first place at Regionals in Season One while New Directions placed third.\\
'''You'd Expect''': Jesse's first act of damage control would be to apologize to everyone at New Directions and admit the truth: Shelby told him to transfer so that she and Rachel could reconcile since Shelby was her biological mother, but he did develop feelings for Rachel while seducing her. Then he would offer to do what he could to earn her trust back, as well as the trust of New Directions. He didn't just break Rachel's heart and egg her after transferring back to Vocal Adrenaline, but he also betrayed a team. As Kurt, who hates Rachel the most, puts it, only New Directions is allowed to humiliate her.\\
'''Instead''': Jesse's main goal of making amends is to kiss Rachel's butt and flatter her. As she considers forgiving him, Kurt points out that he "made breakfast" on her head and hasn't shown that he actually loves her. When Will hires Jesse to provide consultant advice on New Directions' rehearsals, Jesse spends the whole time giving legitimate criticism to everyone except Rachel. This doesn't endear him or show that he's reformed.\\
'''The Result''': While Rachel is tempted, she ultimately gets back together with Finn who for all his faults didn't betray the entire team or egg her. The team also ignores his advice, which means they do poorly at Nationals. [[spoiler:It's not until several years later and Finn is out of the picture due to Rachel moving to New York that Jesse earns his second chance with Rachel and finally proves he has changed for the better.]]
15th Jan '18 7:45:00 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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*** '''Then again:''' "Paul Stark" was actually a character act by a guy called Tom Pinks, who deliberately portrayed "Starks" as an unfunny, overconfident comedian.
12th Jan '18 8:23:54 PM donwarr1995
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* ''Series/TheGreatBritishBakeOff'': Channel 4 is widely considered to have made a huge gamble by buying the rights to GBBO without first securing any of the four hosts. Now Mel, Sue and Mary have left, it looks like they have spent >£25 million a year on a tent and Paul.
9th Jan '18 1:28:54 PM ANTMuddle
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** Having gotten their fresh new pine tree home with her husband, Emily is eager to get it put up and decorated. Now, he’s going to be gone for a few hours and doesn’t want her to get up to anything crazy. Furthermore, the tree is higher than the ceiling in their living room!
*** '''You’d think:'' Emily would heed his advice and hold off on her impulse. There’s even a few drops of blood on the ground to indicate that impatience is going to be costly.
*** ''Instead:'' Once her husband is gone, she doesn’t waste a second. While wrestling with the tree, she loses her balance, falls off the stool, and the tree comes crashing ''right down on her!'' And one of the needles goes ''right through her arm'' on top of that!

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** Having gotten their fresh new pine tree home with her husband, Emily is eager to get it put up and decorated. Now, he’s going to be gone for a few hours and doesn’t want her to get up to anything crazy. crazy. Furthermore, the tree is higher than the ceiling in their living room!
*** '''You’d think:'' think:''' Emily would heed his advice and hold off on her impulse. impulse. There’s even a few drops of blood on the ground to indicate that impatience is going to be costly.
*** ''Instead:'' '''Instead:''' Once her husband is gone, she doesn’t waste a second. second. While wrestling with the tree, she loses her balance, falls off the stool, and the tree comes crashing ''right down on her!'' her!'' And one of the needles goes ''right through her arm'' on top of that!



*** '''Instead:''' The Mrs. has no clue what’s going on. Without knowing what her husband and brother are up to, she positions the fireplace poker upward — right in the path Charlie is going to take. Charlie loses his footing and lands butt-first ''right on the blade of the poker!'' ''''YEEEEEEOOOWWW!!!''''

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*** '''Instead:''' The Mrs. has no clue what’s going on. Without knowing what her husband and brother are up to, she positions the fireplace poker upward — right in the path Charlie is going to take. take. Charlie loses his footing and lands butt-first ''right on the blade of the poker!'' poker!'' ''''YEEEEEEOOOWWW!!!''''
9th Jan '18 1:28:21 PM ANTMuddle
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* The one-off ''Santa Sent Me to the ER'' had two notable instances.
** Having gotten their fresh new pine tree home with her husband, Emily is eager to get it put up and decorated. Now, he’s going to be gone for a few hours and doesn’t want her to get up to anything crazy. Furthermore, the tree is higher than the ceiling in their living room!
*** '''You’d think:'' Emily would heed his advice and hold off on her impulse. There’s even a few drops of blood on the ground to indicate that impatience is going to be costly.
*** ''Instead:'' Once her husband is gone, she doesn’t waste a second. While wrestling with the tree, she loses her balance, falls off the stool, and the tree comes crashing ''right down on her!'' And one of the needles goes ''right through her arm'' on top of that!
** Accompanied on the rooftop by his boozy brother-in-law, Charlie is dressed up as Santa Claus, getting ready to come down the chimney to the family house as a surprise for their kids.
*** '''You’d think:''' Charlie would discuss his plans with his wife so she would have ample warning to leave the fireplace clear for his passage.
*** '''Instead:''' The Mrs. has no clue what’s going on. Without knowing what her husband and brother are up to, she positions the fireplace poker upward — right in the path Charlie is going to take. Charlie loses his footing and lands butt-first ''right on the blade of the poker!'' ''''YEEEEEEOOOWWW!!!''''
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